Well laid out. Many here don’t seem to understand or care about the gross hypocrisy of the elected leaders in the left.I like you, Buddy, so I'll be totally civil with you. We could go through dozens of statements from candidates that would contradict present day actions/feelings. And we also know that Democrats have been fully vested in combatting Trump since day one. Case in point: people are bringing up this statement from 2013. However, if he uses any methods he can to bypass Congress, he's a dictator and tyrant. So which one do the people want him to be? The guy who falls back on his words or the guy who has absolute power?
“We are a generous and welcoming people here in the United States,” Obama said in the 31-second clip. “But those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law.”
He added: “We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked, and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants into this country.” - Obama in 2005
“Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made -- putting more boots on the Southern border than at any time in our history and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years,” Obama said.
“Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship -- a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally,” he added. - Obama in 2013
“The American people are fundamentally pro-legal immigration and anti-illegal immigration,” Schumer said during a talk at Georgetown University. “We will only pass comprehensive reform when we recognize this fundamental concept,” he added, listing seven principles of any immigration reform.
“First, illegal immigration is wrong,” Schumer stated, “and a primary goal of comprehensive immigration reform must be to dramatically curtail future illegal immigration.” - Chuck Schumer in 2009
“Do we have a commitment to secure the border? Yes. What are the options that we have available to us, let's make sure they work,” Pelosi said.
“Because we do need to address the issue of immigration and the challenge we have of undocumented people in our country. We certainly do not want any more coming in.” - Nancy Pelosi in 2008
“The president is desperate to change the subject from health care to immigration because he knows that health care is the number one issue Americans care about,” their statement read. - Chuck and Nancy in 2019.
I don't claim to know what the happy medium is to satisfy everyone, but it's obvious that Trump isn't the only one whose words can come back to bite him but he's the only one the media focuses on.
They should be held accountable for their flip/flopping on this issue, as should anyone on the right on any issue as well.
A few pages back, I provided multiple links about wasteful government spending, which illustrates how in a governmental budget, $5b is not exorbitant. Amazingly, no one addressed it. Why? It’s not the cost they are concerned with. It’s just Trump. Orange man bad equals no wall. Plain and simple.
That said- had Obama presented this, the dems would be all in and the republicans would say- big eared man bad, so no wall.